Discord Quotes

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Albert Einstein
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
Albert Einstein

Neil Gaiman
“You're a poem?' I repeated.

She chewed her lower lip. 'If you want. I am a poem, or I am a pattern, or a race of people whose whose world was swallowed by the sea.'

'Isn't it hard to be three things at the same time?'

'What's your name?'


'So you are Enn,' she said. 'And you are a male. And you are a biped. Is it hard to be three things at the same time?”
Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Charlotte Brontë
“Your god, sir, is the World. In my eyes, you, too, if not an infidel, are an idolater. I conceive that you ignorantly worship: in all things you appear to me too superstitious. Sir, your god, your great Bel, your fish-tailed Dagon, rises before me as a demon. You, and such as you, have raised him to a throne, put on him a crown, given him a sceptre. Behold how hideously he governs! See him busied at the work he likes best -- making marriages. He binds the young to the old, the strong to the imbecile. He stretches out the arm of Mezentius and fetters the dead to the living. In his realm there is hatred -- secret hatred: there is disgust -- unspoken disgust: there is treachery -- family treachery: there is vice -- deep, deadly, domestic vice. In his dominions, children grow unloving between parents who have never loved: infants are nursed on deception from their very birth: they are reared in an atmosphere corrupt with lies ... All that surrounds him hastens to decay: all declines and degenerates under his sceptre. Your god is a masked Death.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Charlotte Brontë
“What tale do you like best to hear?' 'Oh, I have not much choice! They generally run on the same theme - courtship; and promise to end in the same catastrophe - marriage.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Howard Zinn
“But by this time I was acutely conscious of the gap between law and justice. I knew that the letter of the law was not as important as who held the power in any real-life situation.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Toba Beta
“If your heart tends to force friends to do as you say,
seed of discord is being planted in your relationship.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The enemy stays in the hearts of friends. Watch what your friends know about you and watch what you tell your friends, remember, egoism breeds jealousy and ends a relationship in discord.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“You may think that you are well, but you will not secure health until you think thoughts that produce health. You may persistently affirm that you are well, but so long as you live in discord, confusion, worry, fear and other wrong states of mind, you will be sick; that is, you will be as you think and not what you think you are. You may state health in your thought, but if you give worry, fear and discord to that thought, your thinking will produce discord. It is not what we state in our thoughts, but what we give to our thoughts that determine results.”
Christian D. Larson

Alan W. Watts
“Discord on one level is harmony on another”
Alan Watts

Toba Beta
“If there's no hatred in your heart,
then your mind won't find fault with others.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“The hordes of demonic activity at times can take advantage of those who are wounded by others in the body of Christ. When we allow any hurt we can be used of the enemy to sow discord into God's work and His body.”
Greg Gordon

Henna Inam
“Most of us want to be authentic. Yet, we are not who we think we are. We are made up of a rich array of facets and possibilities, many of which we ignore because we label them as “bad”. We create a cardboard cutout image of ourselves to look good to others. The discord between who we are and the image we have to live up to slowly kills our aliveness. When we suppress parts of ourselves, it lowers our mojo, sense of fulfillment, leadership effectiveness and impact in the workplace.”
Henna Inam, Wired for Authenticity: Seven Practices to Inspire, Adapt, & Lead

“A person who finds grace never lacks the courage to endure, remain resolute in principles and action in the face of an easy collapse into anger, insanity, and self-destruction when living in an increasing chaotic world filled with armed conflict, terrorism, and cultural discord.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“To create mass discord, make the people believe there is great prestige for being the first to speak an idea.”
Tom Althouse

Iain M. Banks
“Somehow, later, exhausted and dismayed by these sapping, abrasive, attriting episodes, they came to a sort of truce; but it was at the expense of any closeness.”
Iain M. Banks, Excession

Gayla Drummond
“Thanks for working your tail off.” Leglin turned his head to check his hindquarters. “My tail is attached.” I chuckled, scratching behind both of his ears. “It’s a saying, bub.”
Gayla Drummond, Save the Last Vamp for Me

Gayla Drummond
“Diablo tore free of the underbrush and rushed across our path. There was a small, orange splotch on his back.
“Get it off! Get it off!”
The black pit disappeared into the trees. I looked at Logan. “I’m sorry, was that a monkey riding my dog?” “It was. A baby tamarin. We need to get it back to the right area.” Logan frowned. “Diablo won’t eat it, will he?” “Diablo!” I let go of Logan’s hand to pursue my dog.”
Gayla Drummond, A Little Street Magic

Gayla Drummond
“Discord Airlines is now boarding for takeoff.”
Gayla Drummond, Something to Curse About

Brandon T. Snider
“Fluttershy's friends openly accuse Discord of lying about being reformed, and they are shocked when Fluttershy rushes to his defense. Discord appears genuinely touched when Fluttershy tells him to count her as a friend. A friend- his first and only friend!”
Brandon T. Snider, The Elements of Harmony: The Official Guidebook

“Discord is their business model.”
a CNN journalist

“The discord arises from the fact that we require different amounts of time to accept each other.”
Eunjin Jang, No One Writes Back

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Like some people, some things are like oil and frozen water.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A friend is born of discord and adversity. The friend goes away without confidence.”
Alan Maiccon

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Nun verdrießt mich nichts mehr, als wenn die Menschen einander plagen, am meisten, wenn junge Leute in der Blüte des Lebens, da sie am offensten für alle Freuden sein könnten, einander die paar guten Tage mit Fratzen verderben und nur erst zu spät das Unersetzliche ihrer Verschwendung einsehen.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Disobedient leads to discord.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There is no way to have harmony without, in some dimension, the production of discord. It is a necessary byproduct of the harmony.”
Ben Benyamin, A Journal of Cosmic Memories: The Dimension of Trees